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Help!! I have a defender 1997 county model 300tdi engine. Just been told by specialist garage that I need a replacement prop shaft? Does anyone have any idea what this might cost me? Definitely not a mechanic so always have to rely on garages, just don’t want to get ripped off. Thanks

 

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Depends on the propshaft you need but just to give you an idea - for a 300tdi 110 rear prop (you dont say 90 or 110 or front or rear prop) -  https://www.lrdirect.com/FTC3905-Propshaft-Rear-110-300Tdi-V8/?keep_https=yes

The Hardy Spicer, Bailey Morris or GKN options would be good although I am sure I have read somewhere that Hardy Spicer isn't what it was

That's the part cost and the labour is to undo and 8 nuts, remove and replace prop and tighten up 8 nuts.... So it shouldn't break the bank... Given your location, I am curious as to the 'specialist' you are using, because there is one local to you who will make a big palaver over a simple job like this and probably charge over the odds with a britpart/non branded prop thrown in.....

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As Reb says, it's a very very easy job, easily DIY'd with minimal tools - a propshaft nut tool is a good investment (~£15) plus 8x new nylock nuts (pennies) all of which would be sold by any place selling the propshafts.

Apart from that, a 9/16" spanner or 14mm at a push and you're away.

Chock the wheels (no rear propshaft = no handbrake!), roll yourself underneath, undo 8 nuts, drop old propshaft, stick new one in, replace nuts, grease UJ's and sliding joint (grease gun) and you're done.

Unless the old one is really damaged somehow, every chance it just needs new universal joints which start at ~£15/each for half decent ones and are another fairly easy DIY job.

 

Picture of how it all goes together is here:

https://www.lrworkshop.com/diagrams/land-rover-defender-axles-suspension/propshafts/propshaft-rear_52612

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Thats a good point ^^^ the UJ's are replaceable so unless the sliding joint has gone or there is play where the caps have spun then it may be fixable (even the latter can be mended with a punch).

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10 minutes ago, Mo Murphy said:

I'm sure Aylmers is the place Reb was alluding to.

I wouldn't use them either after previous experience. 

Mo

Yup, Mo knows me well.

Walk away Gary and buy a 9/16" ring spanner and crawl under the truck yourself. If you need a decent garage AJD at Hoddesdon is worth a shout.

An abbreviated version of a conversation with your 'specialist'.... just for a laugh...

Me - I need a fan belt for a 200tdi Defender spec engine

Them - What year is the vehicle?

Me - It's 1989 but that isn't relevant as I have changed the engine

Them - But I need the year to work out the engine and the belt you need

Me - But I already told you, it's irrelevant as I have changed the engine. It's a Defender spec 200tdi

Them - Is the turbo high or low?

Me - It's a Defender spec engine so high turbo

Them - So you need a fan belt for a Defender spec 200tdi engine....?

I only go there when I am desperate have a lot of time for the nonsense above and cant wait for mail order. 

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13 hours ago, reb78 said:

Yup, Mo knows me well.

Walk away Gary and buy a 9/16" ring spanner and crawl under the truck yourself. If you need a decent garage AJD at Hoddesdon is worth a shout.

An abbreviated version of a conversation with your 'specialist'.... just for a laugh...

Me - I need a fan belt for a 200tdi Defender spec engine

Them - What year is the vehicle?

Me - It's 1989 but that isn't relevant as I have changed the engine

Them - But I need the year to work out the engine and the belt you need

Me - But I already told you, it's irrelevant as I have changed the engine. It's a Defender spec 200tdi

Them - Is the turbo high or low?

Me - It's a Defender spec engine so high turbo

Them - So you need a fan belt for a Defender spec 200tdi engine....?

I only go there when I am desperate have a lot of time for the nonsense above and cant wait for mail order. 

I was a bit like when I needed some brake lines to get my dad's pick up through and MOT (at a different garage). I said you can price some up for me. They came back saying the reg points to a range rover classic. Oh yes, it's had a body swap, long story..I'll source them myself! The reg wont help!

Steve

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14 hours ago, reb78 said:

Yup, Mo knows me well.

Walk away Gary and buy a 9/16" ring spanner and crawl under the truck yourself. If you need a decent garage AJD at Hoddesdon is worth a shout.

An abbreviated version of a conversation with your 'specialist'.... just for a laugh...

Me - I need a fan belt for a 200tdi Defender spec engine

Them - What year is the vehicle?

Me - It's 1989 but that isn't relevant as I have changed the engine

Them - But I need the year to work out the engine and the belt you need

Me - But I already told you, it's irrelevant as I have changed the engine. It's a Defender spec 200tdi

Them - Is the turbo high or low?

Me - It's a Defender spec engine so high turbo

Them - So you need a fan belt for a Defender spec 200tdi engine....?

I only go there when I am desperate have a lot of time for the nonsense above and cant wait for mail order. 

I kind of want to give them a ring now for sourcing a new crank seal for the Sandringham :rolleyes:.

Left the factory as a 3.5V8, 2 axle 109. Then had another axle added and became a 139". Then had a 5.7l diesel fitted at some point (which is what's on the V5, which still lists it as a 2 axle) but now has a 2.8l straight 6 from a Nissan in it. And now I'm seriously contemplating a 6.5l turbo-charged V8 diesel :lol:.

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It's a really easy job to do yourself and you dont even need to jack up the vehicle. As Fridge mentioned above, if it's the rear prop propshaft then chock the wheels. I almost killed myself when doing mine by forgetting that no rear propshaft = no handbrake!

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Photograph everything, before disassembly, especially where the two different bits of the prop shaft are pointing. There's an inner and an outer bit to the shaft, one attaches to the gearbox etc

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1 hour ago, Ed Poore said:

I kind of want to give them a ring now for sourcing a new crank seal for the Sandringham :rolleyes:.

Left the factory as a 3.5V8, 2 axle 109. Then had another axle added and became a 139". Then had a 5.7l diesel fitted at some point (which is what's on the V5, which still lists it as a 2 axle) but now has a 2.8l straight 6 from a Nissan in it. And now I'm seriously contemplating a 6.5l turbo-charged V8 diesel :lol:.

You will need to put a whole day aside for that one.

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On 5/7/2020 at 12:59 PM, Ed Poore said:

I kind of want to give them a ring now for sourcing a new crank seal for the Sandringham :rolleyes:.

Left the factory as a 3.5V8, 2 axle 109. Then had another axle added and became a 139". Then had a 5.7l diesel fitted at some point (which is what's on the V5, which still lists it as a 2 axle) but now has a 2.8l straight 6 from a Nissan in it. And now I'm seriously contemplating a 6.5l turbo-charged V8 diesel :lol:.

Yes Ed Poore but WHAT YEAR IS IT?????

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On 5/6/2020 at 5:03 PM, Garyn666 said:

Help!! I have a defender 1997 county model 300tdi engine. Just been told by specialist garage that I need a replacement prop shaft? Does anyone have any idea what this might cost me? Definitely not a mechanic so always have to rely on garages, just don’t want to get ripped off. Thanks

 

The advice above is all good, Gary.  One extra bit, since you’re new to all of this - avoid Britpart stuff.  A few of their items are good, but most of it is truly awful, made of those lowest grade materials and well outside of workable tolerances, so their parts leak, wear out, snap or plain won’t fit in the first place.  There is a good reason they’re so cheap, but buy cheap, buy twice, the second time being the full price for a decent quality part.  Then you have to factor in the cost to your time, and doubled labour costs, and anything else that needs replacing because the Chinese made part damaged other stuff...
 

I always recommend Dunsfold Land Rover for sourcing parts.  Great service, extensive knowledge, good prices and don’t sell carp.

 

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